Quetta Gladiators Sign Jubilee Insurance as Title Sponsor

Karachi (Cliff News)The Pakistan Super League (PSL) firstedition’s inaugural season’s runner-up, Quetta Gladiators, have signedPakistan’s leading private insurer JubileeLife Insurance as their title sponsor for this season which will kick off on February 9th in the UAE until March 7th.With PSL-2 expected to be bigger and better, the welcome partnership with Jubilee Insurance, is well aligned with the vision of the franchise and provides a secure future footing.Quetta Gladiators, Managing Director, Mr. Nadeem Omar said he was hopeful that the association with JubileeInsurance will go a long way in years to come. “It’s always good to have credible brands because it ultimately helps the team’s value and what better brand than Jubilee Insurance,” said Nadeem.Mr. Javed Ahmed, Managing Director & CEO, Jubilee Life, believes that, “As the leading private life insurer in Pakistan, Jubilee Life has a firm commitment to promoting partnerships for the betterment of the nation and in fostering cricket as our country’s passion.”Unable to clinch the final victory, the Gladiators team, captained by Sarfaraz Ahmad and coached by Moin Khan, lost the inaugural PSL final to Islamabad United – missed out narrowly on a near perfect tournament.For this season, the team hassuccessfully drafted a handful ofexciting names including Australian run-machine Brad Hodge, Sri Lankan all-rounder Thishara Perera, South Africa’sRilee Rossouw, England’s speedsterTymal Mills and New Zealander Nathan McCullum now joining the ranks of top players like Kevin Pietersen, Luke Wright, Ahmad Shahzad, Sarfaraz, Umar Gul, Mohammad Nawaz, Asad Shafiq, Zulfiqar Babar and Anwar Ali.Meanwhile, Quetta Gladiators Director,Sohail Omar, is hopeful that the association with Jubilee Insurance will bring in positive energy to the side. Commenting on this sponsorship initiative, he stated, “If your future is secure, your performance and confidence automatically improves; and this is our philosophy as well. Givingsecurity to players is paramount andwith Jubilee Insurance coming on board, it puts winning the title on firmer ground.”


Khalid Mansoor Elected as President OICCI

Karachi (Cliff News)Mr. Khalid Mansoor, Chief Executive Officer Hub Power Company Limited, has taken over as the President of the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) for the 2017 term.This was announced at the 157th Annual General Meeting of the OICCI held at the chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Mr. Nauman Ansari, President and Chief Executive Officer Faysal Bank Limited, was elected unopposed as the Vice PresidentThe other elected members of the OICCI Managing Committee for 2017 are as follows:

Ms. Shazia Syed, CEO Unilever Pakistan

Mr. Syed Anis Ahmed, CEO Abbott Laboratories Pakistan

Mr. Nadeem Lodhi, CEO CitiBank N.A.

Mr. Ghiasuddin Khan, CEO Engro Corporation

Mr. Kimihide Ando, CEO Mitsubishi Corporation

Mr. Bruno Olierhoek, CEO Nestle Pakistan

Mr. Jawwad Ahmed Cheema, CEO Shell Pakistan

Mr. Shahzad G. Dada, CEO Standard Chartered Bank

The incoming OICCI President, Khalid Mansoor, in his message to the members said that OICCI’s active promotion of Pakistan as a land of opportunity with considerable growth potential especially for foreign investors, participation in streamlining taxation system, policy input on resolving energy supply gap, improving security environment especially in Karachi and improving Intellectual Property Rights in Pakistan, are some of the practical initiatives appreciated by the government, media and other key stakeholders. He informed that the OICCI members collectively invest in excess of USD 1 billion annually to meet the growth opportunities in their business.Mr. Khalid Mansoor is quite hopefull that FDI in the country will show growth in tandem with the investment in the CPEC projects. He emphasised on the need to proactively manage issues relating to Ease of Doing Business as well as negativeperception of the country, which is largely not in line with positive reality on the ground. Mansoor is confident that with better governance, improved policy implementation and robust accountability, Pakistan will soon see a healthy growth in FDI level.Mr. Khalid Mansoor is a graduate in Chemical Engineering with distinction and honours. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of Hubco since May 20, 2013. Hubco is first and the largest Independent Power Producer (IPP) in Pakistan. The company generates approximately 10% of the country’s electricity and has been playing an important role in addressing the energy crisis being faced by Pakistan.Mr. Khalid Mansoor is also the Chairman of Laraib Energy Limited and Hub Power Services Ltd., Chairman & CEO of Narowal Energy Ltd., CEO of Hub Power Holdings Limited and Thar Energy Limited – the HUBCO subsidiaries. He also represents Hubco on the Board of Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company.The OICCI is the collective voice of all major foreign investors in Pakistan. Established over 150 years ago in 1860, primarily as a business chamber for foreign investors, the OICCI is today, not only engaged in the promotion and protection of existing foreign investment in the country and to attract new foreign investors, its diversified activities contribute significantly to supporting commerce and industry across the country. The 195 OICCI members, from 35 different countries, have presence in 14 sectors of the economy and contribute over 33% of the total tax revenues annually collected by the federal and provincial revenue authorities in Pakistan. Fifty-seven OICCI member companies are listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchange and nearly 50 members are associates of the 2016 Global Fortune 500 Companies.


Alamgir Firoz Appointed Chairman of FPCCI Diplomatic Affairs Committee

Karachi(Cliff News ) The President, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) has appointed Mr. Alamgir Firozas Chairman Standing Committee on Diplomatic Affairs (2017). Mr. AlamgirFiroz is well known in the Diplomatic circle and has rich experience in diplomatic matters. He has rich background of textile and leather garments.He is Member of “Buyers Forum” formed by Dutch Embassy, ILO & IFO in Islamabad.photo-alamgir-firoz

Century of Nadeem Sheikh Powers PVCA to Victory Over Canada Seniors

man-of-the-matchKarachi (Cliff News)Nadeem Shaikh’s century andJaffer Qureshi’s three-wicket haul powered PVCA Seniors to 14-run victory over the visiting Canadian Seniors cricket team, comprising of over-40 players, here at the National Stadium the other day.It was the first defeat in second outing for Canada Seniors as they had outwitted Sui Southern Gas Limited Company Limited (SSGC) Seniors by four wickets in the opening game. They will be playing four more matches during the tour, having been organized by the Pakistan Veterans Cricket Association (PVCA) and sponsored by Omar Associates (Pvt) Ltd.Put into bat, PVCA Seniors recovered to post a fighting total of 248 for nine in the allotted 35 which they defended successfully by restricting the visitors to 234 for nine.It was the 144-run fourth wicket stand between opener Nadeem Shaikh andAzhar Khan which revived the PVCA innings after they had lost three wickets for 50. Nadeem Shaikh struck 19 boundaries in his 106 off 85 balls whileAzhar Khan smashed eight boundaries in his 60 off 46 balls.Skipper Fawad Ijaz Khan, who remained unbeaten on 12 off 13 balls and Adnan Malik (11 off seven balls) added vital runs in the closing stages to take the total to 248. These runs proved decisive in the end.Off-spinner Mahmood (3-57) and leg-spinner Imran (2-32) bowled effectively for Canada Seniors after spearheadNasir Khan (2-38) had delivered an impressive opening spell.Chasing a target of 249, the Canadians lost wickets upfront, undone by left-arm spinner Jaffer Qureshi (3-26) who operated with the new ball. Having lost four wickets for 30, the visitors recovered through captain Talal Iqbal(52 off 57 balls) and Saqib (20 off 26 balls).It was the off-spin of Ejaz Ahmed Khan, Commissioner, Karachi Division, which sent both the well-set batsmen back into the dressing room. The left-arm spin of Fawad Ijaz Khan also came handy which reduced Canada Seniors to162 for seven.An onslaught from Imran Raja, who whacked four sixes and nine fours in his unbeaten 78 off 51 balls, kept the contest alive until the very end and the home side had to bring all their experience into play to limit their rampaging opponents, who fell only 14 runs short of the target.The PVCA opener, Nadeem Shaikh,wasdeclared Man of the Match for his century and he collected the award fromEjaz Ahmed Khan, Commissioner, Karachi Division, who was the chief guest in the presentation ceremony.Canada Seniors will meet Omar Associates Seniors in a T/20 floodlit match at Moin Khan Academy on Tuesday (today) while they will be up against Naya Nazimabad Seniors atLawai Stadium on Thursday.The Canadians will be playing against Rashid Latif Academy Seniors at the UBL Sports Complex on Saturday with their final game to be held against Omar Associates Seniors on Sunday.

Public Awareness Minimize the Burden of Leprosy,Dr.Sikandar Ali Mandhro

Karachi (Cliff News)Leprosy elimination is successfully being achieved, however elimination is not the end of Leprosy. There are many challenges in terms of physical and social rehabilitation, which will go on even in the post elimination phase. Achievement of gradual elimination of leprosy was because of the concerted efforts by a team of committed workers. Leprosy elimination does not mean that disease has been eradicated from the country. It is appealed to the people to do away with stigma attached to disease and tendency to ostracize the sufferer. There is need to create public awareness to minimize the burden of this disease. These views were expressed by Provincial Health Minister, Dr. Sikandar Ali Mandhoro, Dr. Ruth Pfau, Founder, MALC and Mr. Mervyn Lono, CEO while sharing his views in Annual Function held at Art Council to commemorate World Leprosy Day. Senior Board Members of MALC, patients and people from all walk of life attended the function.Dr. Sikandar Ali Mandhoro appreciating the efforts of Dr. Ruth Pfau said that she is a living legend. She sacrifices his entire life for the leprosy patients in Pakistan. Legend like her will always remain in the heart of peoples. He also assured full support from the government of Sindh to MALC for this cause. He further said that World Leprosy Day not only symbolizes our feelings of togetherness and love without patients affected by Leprosy but also provide and opportunity to all of us working for Leprosy to come closer and renew our commitment for a Leprosy free world.



Dr.Essa Laboratory and Alyana Centre Organised Free Medical Camp

img_20170130_212544Karachi (Cliff News)Dr.Essa Laboratory & Diagnostic Centre Taj Medical Complex Branch and Alyana Medicare Centre has been arranged on Sunday 29 January 2017, Free Camp BMD& Sugar tests and free all Consultancy of Gyne, General Physician, Orthopedic, Dental, Paediatric there. Program Chief Guest was Tariq Butt ( Additional Director of NAB), Murad Ali Soni (Ex Chief of CPLC).